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Services set for longtime UF/VA faculty member Dr. William Thomas Jr.

A memorial service will be held this Thursday for one of the first faculty members of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. William “Billy” Clark Thomas Jr. died peacefully in his sleep on Christmas Day, 2010, at the age of 91. Friends and colleagues may pay their respects…

Principal Investigators and Deans Email and Record Retention

TO: Email Recipients For Implementation FROM: Jamie Lewis Keith, Vice President and General Counsel DATE: 12/22/2010 RE: EMAIL AND RECORD RETENTION – EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Background The Principal Investigators and Deans who receive this memorandum are directed by University of Florida to preserve all records (in any…

NIH Scientific Management Review Board and the Future of NCRR

A new page titled “NIH Scientific Management Review Board and the Future of NCRR” is now available on NCRR’s public website. This page contains links to SMRB and NIH/OD materials related to NCRR’s programs and the proposed center for advancing translational science, including the SMRB Report on Translational Medicine…

Internal Coordination Required for NIH NCRR Shared Instrumentation Grants

The NIH National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) has issued its annual call for proposals for Shared Instrumentation Grants (SIG), which provide funding for shared-use research instrumentation costing more than $100,000. The maximum award is $600,000. Guidelines for the 2011 SIG program are available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-081.html. While there…

Shands Team Creates Nursing Education Application for Smartphones

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Dec. 9, 2010)— For years, Shands at the University of Florida nurses have utilized quick-reference pocket guides to access medical information when caring for patients at the bedside. Now there’s an app for that. Two Shands at UF critical care nurses have created a nursing education application…

NIH proposes National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

The NIH has received and accepted recommendations from its Scientific Management Review Board to create a new National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. The new center would be responsible for the administration of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards. The NIH has welcomed feedback from the scientific community on…